sleep together

idiomatic phrase

: to have sex with each other
She found out that her husband and his boss were sleeping together.

Examples of sleep together in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Understand, however, that this couple will sleep together. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2024 On the other side of surviving the trenches together again, Rick and Michonne sleep together, unlocking the emotional depths Rick hasn’t been willing to express up until that point. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2024 Some of Robinson’s patients sleep together on weekends and sleep separately on weeknights. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 16 Mar. 2024 It's also noted in the book that, at some point, Tilly and Dexter slept together — described as a foot massage spun out of control. Lindsay Kimble, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 Each episode is built roughly around the milestones of their relationship — their first time sleeping together, their first vacation together, their first visit to couples’ therapy. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 During that time, Wilfong sold his vehicle, continued to stay with Cole and eventually the two started sleeping together. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 One particular rush is conspicuously un-chased: nobody watches this film without wondering why Bodhi and Utah don’t just sleep together. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2024 And just three months prior to entering the pods, Lydia and Uche slept together. Ineye Komonibo,, 2 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleep together was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Sleep together.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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